Nick Barnett on his way out?.................
Fri Apr 08 05:42am EDT
Packers plan to dump LB Barnett?
By Mark J. Miller
http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_spor...KwG1EDMblduQ8kLinebacker Nick Barnett(notes) has been with the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers since he was drafted in 2003 and now has 787 tackles and nine interceptions to show for it. But NFL.com reports that Barnett's time in Wisconsin may be over. But no trades or releases can be made till after the lockout is settled. Barnett has two more years on a six-year, $35 million contract, but he broke his wrist in Week 4 last season and the Pack signed linebackers A.J. Hawk(notes) and Desmond Bishop(notes) to new deals before the lockout. And poor Barnett can't even "discuss anything football-related with Packers coach Mike McCarthy or anyone else in the organization" until the lockout is over, the site points out.
"There's a lot of uncertainty, to be honest," Barnett told ESPN Radio Milwaukee, according to NFL.com. "I am under contract with the Packers two more years, but there's been talk of trades -- not necessarily directly to me -- but we'll see what happens. I know I'll be playing football. I'm probably in the best shape I've been in in the last three years. And super hungry and excited to play. I would love to finish my career as a Packer and retire as a Packer."
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